| | need a definitive answer about the PPI's
Hi all, I need some definitive answer on the time it is supposed to take PPI's to work. From all the research I've done, it seems that PPI's should work to control heartburn very quickly, like in one to two days. But what about other symptoms associated with GERD, such as esophagitis, lump in the throat, wheezing, hoarseness, sore throat, etc.? I've been on Prevacid for three weeks now. At first, I thought it had worked. For one week I felt very much improved. Then I ate some Taco Bell (I know this is a no-no, but apparently there is some disconnect between me and my doctor. My parents tell me the doctor said my endoscopy showed esophagitis - I do not remember him ever saying that. So basically I thought Taco Bell might give me a little indigestion for a time, which is no big deal. But if I had esophagitis, a friend told me just that one meal of Taco Bell could have reinflamed the entire esophagus and set back my recovery big time. In addition, the food I ate had never before affected my symptoms.) Anyway, since the Taco Bell, my symptoms have remained, and three weeks of Prevacid so far is not healing them. These symptoms are feeling like a hot lump stuck in the throat and feeling like gas pockets or belches are stuck inside me. Thanks.